chauncey billups

Chauncey Billups, who played in 20 of the 66 games before suffering a season-ending left Achilles’ tendon injury, remains the Clippers’ top target. Billups’ agent and the Clippers are working on a one-year deal.

Billups, a 14-year veteran who turns 36 in September, has said he plans on being back playing no later than December.

The Clippers also have talked to Jamal Crawford’s agent. Crawford, who opted out of his $5.2-million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, probably will seek the mid-level exception that starts at $5 million for the first two years of a four-year deal.

The length of the contract with Crawford is something the Clippers have to sort out.

The Clippers also have interest in bringing back free-agent guards Randy Foye and Nick Young. The Lakers also have an interest in Young.

– Reported by Broderick Turner by theĀ Los Angeles Times